Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced Richard Crookes Construction has been awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service.

“This is a significant milestone for the community and means that construction of our new health service is only weeks away,” Ms Cooke said.

“This redevelopment will deliver a range of emergency, inpatient, residential aged care, care in the community and ambulatory care services.

“The upgraded facility will provide flexible services to better respond to the health needs of our community, and ensure health care is provided in an integrated and coordinated manner,” Ms Cooke said.

Funding for the Harden-Murrumburrah Health Service is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals $300 million Multipurpose Service strategy to provide health and aged care services for regional communities.

Ms Cooke invited NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard to meet with locals and staff in Harden today.

“Investment in health in regional communities is vital and this redevelopment will provide a flow on effect locally with the hope that new infrastructure can lead to retaining more staff to better serve the community,” Mr Hazzard said.

Richard Crookes Construction has built other hospital redevelopments including projects at Wagga Wagga, Tumbarumba, Tamworth and Parkes.

Health Infrastructure and Murrumbidgee Local Health District will continue to keep the local community and staff informed as the project progresses with community information sessions and newsletter updates.